Artist Interview for April: Upstate, New York’s MC3

     The Gallery Goddess was pleased to hear from this upstate New York artist, MC3. I am proud to present a rare look into the life of this aspiring wellspring of creative talent.

~ This artist is true to himself,  and keeps it real and all his own. ~

     MC3 demonstrates a modern, playful homage to the casual, friendly, conversational typography depicting the idealistic happiness from our past mid-century gone by.  He performs this resurrection with an undeniable skill and flourish and keeps the flair of yesteryear fresh, fun and alive in our digital world. MC3 has a Tumblr, and is pursuing his new project, StraightCrooked.

1. How long have you known you were an artist?

I didn’t really start calling myself an artist until I got older.  Art was just something I always did.  I usually had some sort of project I was working on.

"Adios" etching by artist MC3

2. What sparked your interest causing you to pursue this career?

I don’t know if anything sparked it, it was more about, “This is what I can do.” I am still striving to be able to make work all day.

MC3

MC3

3. If you weren’t an artist, what would you like to be doing for a living?

I wouldn’t be living then.

4. What would be your dream job?

To able to be creative from morning to night.

5. What is your favorite project or artwork that you have done to date? 

The underpass in the Rensselaer art park, so far.  That has been the biggest project, loads of fun, can’t wait to do it again.

mural by MC3 on underpass in Rennselaer, New York  Art Park

mural collaboration by MC3 and Rico Pendejo (http://brokenwindowtheory.tumblr.com/) on underpass in Rennselaer, upstate New York , Rennselaer Art Park

6. Do you have any specific ways to keep the creativity flowing when working on a project?

I like to break up the time, go outside, skate a bit, walk around, snap some pics.

7. What would be your best advice to anyone wanting to pursue this career?

I don’t consider it a career; either you’re going to do it or you’re going to be miserable.  If you have the desire to make work, you should make work and that’s that.

8. What is your favorite dessert of all time?

ICE CREAM!

9. If you were the topic of tabloid headlines, what would the headlines read?

“CAUGHT RED HANDED”

MC3 * Daytine High Jinks

MC3 * Daytime High Jinks

10. What’s been the hardest thing you had to do in the past year?

Keep On by MC3

Keep On by MC3

The passing of my Grandfather.

11. What’s your favorite drink?

Orange Hi-C. No ice.

12. What are your views on Social Media for increasing artists’ exposure?

It’s almost a must, it’s a hard balance between letting people know what you’re up to and not whoring yourself out to it.

13. What are your thoughts on publishing your artwork online?

I think it’s  good to have things online because you have to have some way of letting people see it.  Sadly, you have to always watch out for people boosting your images.

14. What are your plans for the next year?

I want to keep building, growing, and pursuing new projects like Straight Crooked.

Straight Crooked Quality Goods Genuine Article MC3

"Special Devilery" by MC3 - Straight Crooked http://straight-crooked.tumblr.com/

15. If you could go back and speak to a 12 year old you, what would you say?

Read more books and practice more!

MC3’s “Street Struck” video by Re Vera Media

To see more artwork by MC3, you can go to his Tumblr, doubledope.  Also see his latest project, Straight Crooked. Fellow artist Rico Pendejo can be found here.

This interview copyright The Gallery Goddess, Vicki Bower, MC3, and StraightCrooked, 2012. ~All rights reserved.~
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~ by The Gallery Goddess on April 21, 2012.

2 Responses to “Artist Interview for April: Upstate, New York’s MC3”

  1. That first picture looks like it would make a cool tattoo! Great interview

  2. Yes it would! Thanks for reading it, and commenting!

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